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Can 2 female ringneck doves raise babies?

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My sister has 2 female ringnecks who have relentlessly tried to make babies for the past 2 years. She wants to get an egg or 2 for them to raise. My concern is about the crop milk, and if the females naturally produce crop milk from hormonal changes after laying eggs or if it is triggered by successful mating between male and females. If these females can raise babies, where would I be able to find eggs? Thanks!
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My sister has 2 female ringnecks who have relentlessly tried to make babies for the past 2 years. She wants to get an egg or 2 for them to raise. My concern is about the crop milk, and if the females naturally produce crop milk from hormonal changes after laying eggs or if it is triggered by successful mating between male and females. If these females can raise babies, where would I be able to find eggs? Thanks!


Yes. Two females (two males) can raise chicks if given fertile eggs.  If they cooperate with each other and brood day and night.

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. She crop milk from hormonal changes aftwants to get an egg or 2 for them to raise. My concern is about the crop milk, and if the females naturally produce er laying eggs

I have had lesbian pigeons successfully incubate fertile eggs and raise squabs as foster parents. I also had the same pair mate with cock birds and lay 4 fertilized in the lesbian nest. I took one egg out of the nest and fostered it out to another pair and they both raised 3 squabs to adult hood.


Edited by Hokum Coco - 3/19/16 at 5:52am

Hope this helps,

Check out this link leads to a Video interview on me and my grand daughter done by a local TV Station on our WHITE HOMING PIGEON loft:

http://globalnews.ca/news/1478351/carrier-pigeons-continue-to-connect-family/

If you are not living for something;

You are dying for nothing.

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Hope this helps,

Check out this link leads to a Video interview on me and my grand daughter done by a local TV Station on our WHITE HOMING PIGEON loft:

http://globalnews.ca/news/1478351/carrier-pigeons-continue-to-connect-family/

If you are not living for something;

You are dying for nothing.

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